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American cigarette manufacturers have filed a lawsuit against the FDA.
The largest US tobacco companies filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the District of Columbia against the Federal Office of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
read more ...05/04/15
Interesting facts about cigarettes, countries - tobacco leaders.
Every minute in the world are sold about 8-10 million cigarettes and daily 13-15 billion cigarettes.
read more ...04/01/15
Anti-smoking campaigns run to extremes.
It is strange to what can bring the foolishness of anti-smoking crusaders in their attempts to impose all the rules of a healthy lifestyle, even if they lead to a violation of all norms, artistic freedom and civil society.
read more ...03/03/15
Smoke quit does not cut toxins in Smokers: Study


ISLAMABAD: Smokers who cut back the number of cigarettes they smoke may not be reducing the cancer-causing chemicals in their bodies as much as they had hoped, according to a study.

The experts of the National Cancer Institute suggests that cutting back is not nearly as good for the health as completely quitting. When smokers smoke less, they probably drag longer and harder on every cigarette, the researchers said. "The results indicate that some smokers may benefit from reduced smoking, but for most the effects are modest, probably due to compensation," they noted. The scientists, led by Stephen Hecht of the University of Minnesota Cancer Center, tested 92 smokers over six months. They looked specifically for the remains of NNK, one of the best-known carcinogens in tobacco smoke. The smokers, who had enjoyed an average 23.7 cigarettes a day, agreed to systematically cut back how much they smoked 25 per cent fewer in the first two weeks, 50 per cent fewer in the next two weeks and then by 75 per cent, or more, if they could. Urine tests showed that smokers who cut back by 55 per cent to 90 per cent reduced NNK by only 27 per cent to 51 per cent. Even smokers who were able to cut back to just two cigarettes a day reduced their NNK indicator levels by only 46 per cent. In a commentary, Scott Leischow and Mirjana Djordjevic of the Tobacco Control Research Branch at the National Cancer institute said the study showed that completely kicking the habit is the only way to escape the damage done by cigarettes. Dr. Michael Thun of the American Cancer Society agreed. "These results support other evidence that when smokers reduce the amount they smoke or switch to reduced tar cigarettes, they modify the way they smoke in order to extract more nicotine and tar from each cigarette," Thun said in a statement. "The study complements other lines of evidence that suggest that quitting smoking is far more beneficial than reducing the number of cigarettes smoked. At least for lung cancer, the number of years spent smoking is far more important than the number of cigarettes smoked per day," he added. "Furthermore, even very low amounts of smoking are associated with substantial increases in the risk of heart attacks." Smoking causes 90 per cent of all lung cancer cases and is the leading cause of heart disease, the No. 1 killer in the developed world. ?

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